- Internal NPC ID: 633
The Zoologist is an NPC vendor that sells animal-related items and vanity. She will move in when the following criteria have been met:
- There is an empty house.
- A certain amount of progress has been made filling the Bestiary. (10% filled, or 52 Entries)
The Zoologist will attack nearby enemies with her claws to defend herself.
|Guide To Critter Companionship||Always available.|
|Squirrel Hook||Always available.|
|Leather Whip||Fill out Bestiary (15% filled/80 Entries)|
|Mollusk Whistle||Fill out Bestiary (25% filled/130 Entries)|
|Critter Shampoo||Fill out Bestiary (30% filled/156 Entries)|
|Dog Ears||During the following moon phase:|
|Dog Tail||During the following moon phase:|
|Fox Ears||During the following moon phase:|
|Fox Tail||During the following moon phase:|
|Lizard Ears||During the following moon phase:|
|Lizard Tail||During the following moon phase:|
|Bunny Ears||During the following moon phase:|
|Bunny Tail||During the following moon phase:|
|Full Moon Squeaky Toy||In Hardmode during a Blood Moon|
|Mud Bud||After defeating Plantera|
|Cat License||Fill out Bestiary (10% filled/52 Entries), and Town Cat has not already been spawned.|
|Dog License||Fill out Bestiary (25% filled/130 Entries), and Town Dog has not already been spawned.|
|Bunny License||Fill out Bestiary (45% filled/234 Entries), and Town Bunny has not already been spawned.|
|Koi Kite||Fill out Bestiary (10% filled/52 Entries)|
|Crawltipede Kite||After beating the Solar Pillar|
|Universal Pylon||Fill out Bestiary (100% filled/520 Entries)|
|Any Pylon||When in a specific biome and is happy enough.|
|Dusty Rawhide Saddle||Fill out Bestiary (30% filled/156 Entries)|
|Royal Gilded Saddle||Fill out Bestiary (30% filled/156 Entries)|
|Black Studded Saddle||Fill out Bestiary (30% filled/156 Entries)|
|Sakura Sapling||Fill out Bestiary (30% filled/156 Entries)|
|Yellow Willow Sapling||Fill out Bestiary (30% filled/156 Entries)|
|Rabbit Perch||Fill out Bestiary (40% filled/208 Entries)|
|Jousting Lance||In Hardmode|
|Fairy Glowstick||Once the player fills out all three Fairies in the Bestiary|
|World Globe||Fill out Bestiary (50% filled/260 Entries)|
|Tree Globe||Fill out Bestiary (50% filled/260 Entries)|
|Lightning Carrot||Fill out Bestiary (50% filled/260 Entries)|
|Digging Molecart||Fill out Bestiary (60% filled/312 Entries)|
|Ball O' Fuse Wire||Fill out Bestiary (70% filled/364 Entries)|
For more information, see NPC happiness.
The Zoologist may have any of the following names:
When Stylist is present:
During a Solar Eclipse:
During a Party:
During a Thunderstorm:
During a Windy Day:
When in a Graveyard:
When homeless while transformed:
When neutral while transformed:
When far from home:
When far from home while transformed:
When in a sparse area:
When in a sparse area while transformed:
When overcrowded while transformed:
When in a Forest:
When in a Forest while transformed:
When in a Desert:
When in a Desert while transformed:
When in an Evil biome or the Dungeon while transformed:
When near the Witch Doctor:
When near the Witch Doctor while transformed:
When near the Golfer:
When near the Golfer while transformed:
When near the Angler:
When near the Angler while transformed:
When near the Arms Dealer:
When near the Arms Dealer while transformed:
- The Zoologist will transform into a werefox on full moons and blood moons, speaking differently while transformed. Upon morning she will revert back to normal. These are also the same times that Deathweed blooms.
- Despite not being very hard to get, the Zoologist has a 5 star rarity in the Bestiary.
- The quote, "I collected critters like you once, then I took a cursed fox bite to the knee!" is a reference to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim with the often-repeated line "I used to be an adventurer like you, then I took an arrow to the knee".
- The possible name for the Zoologist "Bindi" is a reference to famed real-life zoologist, Bindi Irwin, daughter of the late "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin.
- The quote, "Oh, THESE ears? Haha, totes better to hear you with, my dear!" is a reference to the fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood, wherein the Big Bad Wolf responds in a similar manner to questions about his unusual proportions when disguised as Little Red Riding Hood's grandmother.
- When the Zoologist turns into a werefox, her minimap icon does not change.
- The quote “This one time at critter camp...” could be a reference to the film American Pie.
- According to Redigit, the Zoologist is the Golfer's younger sister, referenced by some of her quotes.
- The Zoologist's name in the files of the game is named "Bestiary Girl".
- The Zoologist will not put on a party hat when there is a party, due to her fox ears.
- The quote "I can't explain it. I have like, a thing for <name of Witch Doctor> the Witch Doctor. Is it because of the tail?" could point out that the Zoologist has a potential crush on the Witch Doctor.
- The Zoologist's sprite was designed by Lazure, and was first shown in a Twitter post from him.
- According to Redigit, the sprite was designed a long time ago, but the team didn't have a use for it until 1.4.
- Along with the Traveling Merchant and the Cyborg, she is among the only NPCs to sell an item post-Moon Lord, which is the Universal Pylon (the Bestiary must be completed for her to sell the item, which requires defeating the Moon Lord).
- The Bestiary entry for the Zoologist: "The Zoologist, resident lycanthrope, adores animals. Her fox-like biology resulted from a cursed animal bite."
- Desktop 18.104.22.168: Introduced.